Determine the amount of sodium that has been actually added, in grams. State the chemical formula of salt,classify the bond as ionic,polar covalent,or non-polar covalent. A student decides to pickle olives, the recipe calls for three teaspoons of salt to one cup of diced olives. She mistakenly adds six teaspoons instead. Each teaspoon of salt weighs about 5g and contains about 2300 mg of sodium.

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A student decides to pickle olives, the recipe calls for three teaspoons of salt to one cup of diced olives. She mistakenly adds six teaspoons instead. Each teaspoon of salt weighs about 5g and contains about 2300 mg of sodium.

When the student adds 6 teaspoons of salt, she adds 2300*6 = 13800 mg = 13.8 g of sodium in the pickle. This follows from the fact that each teaspoon contains 2300 mg of sodium and 6 teaspoons of salt are added.

The chemical formula for the salt of sodium used in cooking is sodium chloride or NaCl. Sodium chloride is an ionic compound. It has positively charged sodium ions Na+ and negatively charged chloride ions or Cl-.

 

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